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Emerging Markets In Focus: 20 BRIC Stocks With Bullish Options Sentiment

By: Kapitall
Posted: 11/22/2010 12:17:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: AMCN;CAST;CNIT;CYOU;EJ;FBR;GA;GAME;GFA;GFRE;JOBS;LIWA;MPEL;NTE;SOLF;SSRX;STV;TSU;VIV;ZNH

Compiled by Eben Esterhuizen, CFA: The following is a list of BRIC stocks that have a large number of open call option positions relative to put option open interest (i.e. bullish sentiment).

With European debt troubles in focus this week, how will emerging market stocks react? When it comes to the names mentioned below, options traders don't seem to be concerned--what do you think?

Options data sourced from Schaeffer's, short float data sourced from Finviz.

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The list has been sorted by the Put/Call ratio.

1. TIM Participacoes S.A. (TSU): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $8.32B. The company is based in Brazil. Call open interest at 2,226 contracts vs. put open interest at 10 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.004). Short float at 0.74%, which implies a short ratio of 1.61. The stock has gained 32.64% over the last year.

2. Giant Interactive Group, Inc. (GA): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $1.61B. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 2,300 contracts vs. put open interest at 92 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.04). Short float at 0.05%, which implies a short ratio of 0.41. The stock has gained 5.37% over the last year.

3. Gulf Resources, Inc. (GFRE): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $364.76M. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 35,540 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,982 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.056). Short float at 16.23%, which implies a short ratio of 8.95. The stock has gained 15.59% over the last year.

4. Vivo Participacoes S.A. (VIV): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $12.24B. The company is based in Brazil. Call open interest at 3,834 contracts vs. put open interest at 247 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.064). Short float at 0.29%, which implies a short ratio of 0.67. The stock has gained 9.67% over the last year.

5. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (ZNH): Major Airlines Industry. Market cap of $5.55B. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 1,030 contracts vs. put open interest at 90 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.087). Short float at 0.41%, which implies a short ratio of 2.86. The stock has gained 107.61% over the last year.

6. 3SBio Inc. (SSRX): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $348.52M. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 2,735 contracts vs. put open interest at 247 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.09). Short float at 1.1%, which implies a short ratio of 2.44. The stock has gained 33.47% over the last year.

7. ChinaCast Education Corporation (CAST): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $382.31M. The company is based in Hong Kong. Call open interest at 220 contracts vs. put open interest at 20 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.091). Short float at 3.12%, which implies a short ratio of 5.23. The stock has lost -2.54% over the last year.

8. Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. (NTE): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $283.58M. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 443 contracts vs. put open interest at 41 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.093). Short float at 0.12%, which implies a short ratio of 0.31. The stock has gained 18.54% over the last year.

9. 51job Inc. (JOBS): Staffing & Outsourcing Services Industry. Market cap of $1.33B. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 8,072 contracts vs. put open interest at 863 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.107). Short float at 2.99%, which implies a short ratio of 3.13. The stock has gained 191.09% over the last year.

10. Fibria Celulose SA (FBR): Paper & Paper Products Industry. Market cap of $11.81B. The company is based in Brazil. Call open interest at 3,991 contracts vs. put open interest at 533 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.134). Short float at 0.73%, which implies a short ratio of 1.75. The stock has gained 5.81% over the last year.

11. China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (STV): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $422.82M. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 2,161 contracts vs. put open interest at 310 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.143). Short float at 0.17%, which implies a short ratio of 0.36. The stock has gained 18.63% over the last year.

12. AirMedia Group Inc. (AMCN): Marketing Services Industry. Market cap of $505.04M. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 220 contracts vs. put open interest at 33 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.15). Short float at 0.81%, which implies a short ratio of 1.07. The stock has gained 11.59% over the last year.

13. Lihua International, Inc. (LIWA): Copper Industry. Market cap of $332.49M. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 2,876 contracts vs. put open interest at 461 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.16). Short float at 8.81%, which implies a short ratio of 5.7. The stock has gained 28.64% over the last year.

14. China Information Technology, Inc. (CNIT): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $297.26M. The company is based in  China. Call open interest at 1,010 contracts vs. put open interest at 193 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.191). Short float at 5.78%, which implies a short ratio of 6.89. The stock has lost -13.35% over the last year.

15. Changyou.com Limited (CYOU): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $1.63B. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 3,201 contracts vs. put open interest at 676 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.211). Short float at 6.4%, which implies a short ratio of 3.12. The stock has lost -4% over the last year.

16. Shanda Games Limited (GAME): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $1.67B. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 7,161 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,592 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.222). Short float at 0.93%, which implies a short ratio of 0.68. The stock has lost -42.59% over the last year.

17. Gafisa S.A. (GFA): Residential Construction Industry. Market cap of $2.55B. The company is based in Brazil. Call open interest at 5,899 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,316 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.223). Short float at 5.86%, which implies a short ratio of 4.6. The stock has lost -7.66% over the last year.

18. Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (MPEL): Resorts & Casinos Industry. Market cap of $3.3B. The company is based in Hong Kong. Call open interest at 50,222 contracts vs. put open interest at 17,292 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.344). Short float at 1.3%, which implies a short ratio of 0.74. The stock has gained 44.76% over the last year.

19. E-House (China) Holdings Limited (EJ): Property Management Industry. Market cap of $1.18B. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 3,198 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,193 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.373). Short float at 4.74%, which implies a short ratio of 7.83. The stock has lost -19.3% over the last year.

20. Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (SOLF):
Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $505.82M. The company is based in China. Call open interest at 24,440 contracts vs. put open interest at 9,541 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.39). Short float at 8.59%, which implies a short ratio of 1.35. The stock has gained 27.75% over the last year.